Game On in Seattle - Seattle Steelheads Football
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When horse racing and football collide, Hunter McCoy, star tight end of the Seattle Steelheads and neophyte horse owner, finds himself in a battle of wills with a sexy horsewoman and a stubborn, opinionated race horse.
Kate Vanderhof-Carrigan's family has raised champion Thoroughbreds on their Kentucky bluegrass farm for over a century. Lately the farm has fallen on hard times, but Kate is determined to return Oak Brook to its former glory. First, she must satisfy an odd clause in her grandfather's will. She's been given five years to produce a winner of horse racing's biggest prize of all, the Derby, or lose the farm to her siblings and their development plans. Time has run out, and Hunter's talented horse stands between Kate and her last shot at the Derby. Only Kate never counted on her heart entering the race.
Hunter is juggling his responsibilities to his two-dozen investors, his blind sister, his football career, and his commitment to his tribe. The last thing he needs is an unwanted attraction to a spoiled rich girl who doesn't fit into his carefully crafted plans. Not only are they rivals on the race track, but she doesn't understand or appreciate his dedication to his Native American heritage. Yet despite the odds, all bets are off when Hunter and Kate find themselves in a relationship they can't resist.
With the stakes much higher than the Derby purse, can these two longshots win the biggest race of their lifetime or will their hearts finish out of the money?
Amazing Culture Romance History Sports all in one
As a fan of Jami Davenport's she didn't disappoint with this work of art. I feel like I got two for one with this book. It's the story of Cameron and Lilli and Hunter and Kate. I love that she writes about different scenarios with different backgrounds and brings them together to mesh as one. Cameron's from a rich African American background, Kate is a socialite family outcast , Hunter and Lilli are Native Americans. I loved learning some of the cultural history that came from these characters. Not only did this book give me two love story's it combined two sports, football and horse racing. Again two for one. Well put together for a warm fuzzy, exciting romance. Recommend this book as well as the others in this series.
HEA x 2
I loved this story! I mean I always love Jami's books but I was just a little concerned about this one at first because it was told in multiple POVs and it seemed like it was mainly about two people who really didn't seem to like each other at all. Well, I was wrong to ever have doubted her. I absolutely loved the multiple POVs as they added so much depth to this story which was just wonderful. I was also very pleasantly surprised that this book was about so much more than just Hunter & Kate's relationship, although that is a really good story too. There is so much more to both of these characters than meets the eye. Hunter & Kate are some extremely well developed characters. As always this author's attention to detail is astounding and brings her books to life. It appears at first that they are so opposite that they would never make it as a couple. They are both so passionate and stubborn. Well, you know what they say about opposites. These two have some serious physical chemistry and when they give into that, they just sizzle. I mean their passion is hot!! They start what they think will just be a fling but it turns into so much more. After a while, they do find that they really like and respect each other and find enough common ground between them to sustain a relationship beyond sex. Hunter's pride in his Native American heritage makes him even more lovable. It has shaped the man he is today. I love how Kate wants to learn all about it and help make their lives better. Kate is not the spoiled rich girl Hunter thought she was. Her back story shows there is so much more than meets the eye with her.
Hunter also has an amazing way with horses especially his horse Sid that he owns with some of his teammates. The horse racing was also very vividly described and I found myself cheering Sid on instead of Kate's horse Jet. Hunter is some sort of horse whisperer and so is his sister Lilli. They both talk to Sid and claim that he tells them how he feels. The way they treat this horse warms my heart. It's all pretty cool. I love Lilli. She is an amazingly strong woman who also happens to be blind. She does not let that stop her at all. I really enjoyed the love story that emerged between Lilli and Hunter's best friend and teammate Cameron. During the scenes where they are dancing, it was amazing how I could see them.
Another wonderful 5 star read in the Game On in Seattle series.
Love and horses
Jami Davenport's Game Changer is book 7 in her NFL Seattle Steelheads football series and if you are a fan of her Seattle Sockeyes hockey series, you'll get to meet up with a few team members and their spouses as well. This is a really great read with two separate relationships, and a horse named Sid.
Hunter McCoy is a tight end for the Seattle Steelheads NFL team, the eyes for his blind older sister Lilly, a proud member of the coastal Salish Tribe, and one of 16 neophyte partners in a potential Derby horse with an attitude named Sid.
Kate Vanderhof-Carrigan's family farm is a legendary producer of Derby winners and she has one last chance to produce another winner or the Kentucky farm will be sold to developers.
Hunter and Kate clash immediately. Not only are they from opposite backgrounds culturally and financially, their attitudes toward training their Derby contenders couldn't be different. Their attraction to each other is explosive - it's a love, hate relationship to the very end.
Lilly McKay lets nothing stop her, not even being blind. She is an accomplished horse-woman, best selling writer and has the gift of her elders to know things and see things. Cam is a fellow 'wingman' on the Steelheads with several other team mates from back in their UDub days. Despite the bro-code, he and Lilly develop a great relationship that has Hunter furious and Lilly moving out.
I'm giving the book 4.5 stars simply because I was looking for more football, but that's just me.
An ARC copy of Game Changer was provided by the author for an honest review, but I've pre-ordered my own copy.s
- Category: Contemporary
- Published: Feb 15, 2017
- Publisher: Cedrona Enterprises
- Seller: Cedrona Enterprises
- Print Length: 225 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Game On in Seattle